In the coming weeks, Canada will send thousands of combat and training ammunition and air defense missiles to Ukraine. This was announced by Canada’s Defence Ministtry after the 10th meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, Ukrinform reports.
"Canada will donate approximately 8,000 rounds of 155mm ammunition, as well as 12 air defence missiles sourced from Canadian Armed Forces’ inventory to sustain the air defence systems currently deployed in Ukraine", - the message reads.
Moreover, Canada will donate more than 1,800 rounds of 105mm tank training ammunition for Leopard tanks.
Defence Ministry also confirmed that they started the shipments of the four additional Leopard 2 main battle tanks pledged by Canada earlier. All eight Leopard 2 main battle tanks, as well as the previously announced armoured recovery vehicle, ancillary equipment, and ammunition donated by Canada, are expected to be in Ukraine in the coming weeks.
As noted, Canada has committed over $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine since February 2022.